Boost for Yorkshire SMEs as property firm acquires former colliery regeneration site plot
The first plot of land at a former colliery in North Yorkshire has been sold to a subsidiary of The Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
Land and property regeneration specialist Harworth Group has sold the first plot of development land at the former Kellingley Colliery to CRT Property Developments.
CRT Property Investments Ltd has acquired 3.04 acres that forms part of the main entrance to the site, the first phase of development following the site’s closure as a working colliery.
The firm plans to build a range of industrial units totalling 39,000 sq ft, designed specifically to support the growth of local SMEs.
Chris Davidson, associate director of Harworth’s Yorkshire and Central team, commented: “This deal is excellent news for all parties, acting as the springboard to open up the site in both providing quality new jobs for local people in quality new spaces whilst creating a welcoming entrance to show that employment is coming back to Kellingley.
“The Konect redevelopment has enormous potential to support the rebalancing and decarbonisation of the UK economy and this deal will act as the catalyst to bring hundreds of new jobs back to site as we’ve promised local people.”
Cllr David Buckle, Selby District Council’s lead executive member for communities and economic development, added: “This is an encouraging start for this important strategic brownfield site, which is an important part of our council’s Economic Development Framework.
“It brings much needed small scale industrial units to the district which is a vital resource for the growing enterprise businesses we have in our area and is critical to support the supply chain for larger businesses across the wider region.”
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